Melanie Klein

1882 - 1960

Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein (née Reizes) (30 March 1882 – 22 September 1960) was an Austrian-British author and psychoanalyst known for her work in child analysis. She was the primary figure in the development of object relations theory. Klein suggested that pre-verbal existential anxiety in infancy catalyzed the formation of the unconscious, resulting in the unconscious splitting of the world into good and bad idealizations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Melanie Klein has received more than 436,353 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 23rd most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Melanie Klein ranks 23 out of 169Before her are Albert Bandura, Anna Freud, John B. Watson, Kurt Lewin, Wilhelm Reich, and Edward Thorndike. After her are Daniel Kahneman, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Paul Ekman, Alfred Binet, Milton H. Erickson, and Jerome Bruner.

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Among people born in 1882, Melanie Klein ranks 18Before her are Max Born, Günther von Kluge, Emmy Noether, Kurt von Schleicher, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, and Edward Hopper. After her are Zoltán Kodály, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Arthur Eddington, Abd el-Krim, James Franck, and Umberto Boccioni. Among people deceased in 1960, Melanie Klein ranks 8Before her are Boris Pasternak, Erich Raeder, Clark Gable, Albert Kesselring, Max von Laue, and Wilhelm Pieck. After her are Walther Funk, Fausto Coppi, Paula Hitler, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Said Nursî, and Igor Kurchatov.

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Among people born in Austria, Melanie Klein ranks 79 out of 799Before her are Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1678), Carl Czerny (1791), Billy Wilder (1906), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Maria Anna Mozart (1751), and Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (1861). After her are Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1856), Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928), Victor Francis Hess (1883), Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria (1833), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), and Saint Florian (250).


Among psychologists born in Austria, Melanie Klein ranks 4Before her are Alfred Adler (1870), Viktor Frankl (1905), and Anna Freud (1895). After her are Bruno Bettelheim (1903), Paul Watzlawick (1921), Otto Rank (1884), Heinz Kohut (1913), Otto Gross (1877), Fritz Heider (1896), and Walter Mischel (1930).

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